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Windows 7: How to edit rating with video files?

22 Aug 2011   #1

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How to edit rating with video files?

I have a lot of folders with videos that I would like to be able to sort by rating. I know you can change the star rating with pictures and mp3s, but can you with videos or folders? Or can I make a custom sort option?

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22 Aug 2011   #2

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You can change the rating of a video by pulling up the status area and clicking the stars.

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Or of course you can do it in WMP in detail mode.

You can sort and group by rating by using the more... option and checking Rating.


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22 Aug 2011   #3

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To add a little to what kado897 has suggested you can also Right click on the movie go to Properties go to the Details tab.
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You can change some of the details there also.
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Then right click inside the folder and go to Sort by go down to More.
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Choose Details that you want and click OK then click Apply on the property window.
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You should have the new detail you want.
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Jerry


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22 Aug 2011   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
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To add a little to what kado897 has suggested you can also Right click on the movie go to Properties go to the Details
I forgot that MS always gives you at least three ways to do something.
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22 Aug 2011   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
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To add a little to what kado897 has suggested you can also Right click on the movie go to Properties go to the Details
I forgot that MS always gives you at least three ways to do something.
I just wanted to add a little to it, and somehow it posted that little bit and then I had to go back and put in what I wanted to do.
Jerry
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24 Aug 2011   #6

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Thanks for the replies, but I have tried both of your methods and for some reason, I can't edit anything in the "Details" section at all. Does Windows only let you edit certain types of video files?
I also know of the sorting options, but since I can't edit the stars, there is no point in sorting by rating so I figured if I could make a custom sorting option, I could make a pseudo rating that way.

Most of my videos are .mkv files by the way.

I just tried it on a .mp4 video and it let me rate them...so why can't I rate any type of video?
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24 Aug 2011   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xzeldax3 View Post
Thanks for the replies, but I have tried both of your methods and for some reason, I can't edit anything in the "Details" section at all. Does Windows only let you edit certain types of video files?
I also know of the sorting options, but since I can't edit the stars, there is no point in sorting by rating so I figured if I could make a custom sorting option, I could make a pseudo rating that way.

Most of my videos are .mkv files by the way.

I just tried it on a .mp4 video and it let me rate them...so why can't I rate any type of video?
Well I'm not really an expert on this but on my system I only have MP4, WMV, MOV and MPG. I don't seem to be able to edit MPG but the others are OK.

Just converted a video to MKV. can't edit that either. In fact can't play it in WMP. I don't think MKV is natively supported by windows.
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25 Aug 2011   #8

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Yeah, I have the Combined Community Codec Pack installed.
Well I guess there I guess there is no way around this...
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25 Aug 2011   #9

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Well there may be third party tag editors out there that you could use but not all containers support all fields. You might want to try googling MKV tag editor.
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